As others have already stated, I would get the media involved, and in a big way. Calling your state and federal representatives and trying to get them involved wouldn't be a bad idea either. Are there any organizations that provide advocates for the elderly in your state? The AARP? A quick google search yielded the Maryland Department of Aging - perhaps this would fall under their jurisdiction? Based on your description of the actions of lawyer and judge in the courtroom, it definitely sounds like there is something shady going on. I wish I could offer better advice.